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Cosmetology Schools in Mississippi

Cosmetology is a trade that offers job security in many areas of the United States, and in some parts of the world. Most people in this field enjoy their work and thrive on the rewarding customer interactions they experience. In addition, many cosmetology schools in Mississippi offer job placement programs and some salons hire directly out of the areas best schools.

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Grenada, MS
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Nail Technology
Hattiesburg, MS
Cosmetology / Teacher Training
Pearl, MS
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Nail Technology
Amory, MS
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
Moss Point, MS
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
Blue Cliff College – Accredited
Gulfport, MS
Cosmetology / Massage Therapy
Jackson, MS
Cosmetology
Gulfport, MS
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Nail Technology / Barbering
Clarksdale, MS
Cosmetology
Wesson, MS
Cosmetology
Corinth, MS
Cosmetology / Barbering
Horn Lake, MS
Cosmetology
Ridgeland, MS
Cosmetology
Decatur, MS
Cosmetology
Mayhew, MS
Cosmetology
Ripley, MS
Cosmetology / Barbering
Cleveland, MS
Cosmetology
Utica, MS
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Barbering
Goodman, MS
Cosmetology
Ellisville, MS
Cosmetology
Pontotoc, MS
Cosmetology / Nail Technology
Meridian, MS
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Nail Technology
Laurel, MS
Cosmetology / Teacher Training
Long Beach, MS
Cosmetology
Perkinston, MS
Cosmetology / Teacher Training
Clinton, MS
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
Senatobia, MS
Cosmetology / Teacher Training
Poplarville, MS
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Barbering
Summit, MS
Cosmetology
Jackson, MS
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Barbering
Tupelo, MS
Cosmetology / Teacher Training
Hattiesburg, MS
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Nail Technology / Make-Up Artist Training
Aberdeen, MS
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology
School Accreditation

You must attend a school that is approved by your state to provide training in the discipline you want to practice. Check with the school and the state board to be sure that your program of study will prepare you for any applicable state licensure.

Overview of Cosmetology Schools and Curriculum in Mississippi

There are many career opportunities in the personal care industry in Mississippi including cosmetology, barbering, skin care, massage and nail care. Cosmetology school will prepare you for a successful career in one of these fields. Along with school books and traditional supplies, you will also need to have your own set of tools specific to your trade. For example, cosmetology and barbering students will need things like brushes, clippers, shears, irons and mannequin heads, and as a massage student, you will need things like oils, lotions, sheets, towels and a massage table.

Cosmetologist Licensing in Mississippi

In Mississippi, you have to complete a certain number of training hours at an accredited training program before you will be eligible to test for your exam. Exams are administered by the Mississippi State Board of Cosmetology. The hours you will need to complete are as follows:

– Cosmetology – 1500 Hours
– Master of Cosmetology – 1516 Hours
– Cosmetology Instructor – You must complete 12 College Semester Hours, taking courses that are pre-approved by the state board. If you have less than two years of experience in the field, you must then complete an additional 2000 Hours of training at an accredited cosmetology training program. If you have more than two years of experience in the cosmetology field, then you will only need to complete an additional 750 Hours of training at an accredited program.
– Esthetician – 600 Hours
– Esthetician Instructor – If you have less than two years of experience in the field, you will need to complete an additional 1000 Hours of training at an accredited training program. If you have more than two years of experience, then you will only need to complete an additional 600 Hours.
– Barbering – 1500 Hours
– Nail Technician – 350 Hours
– Massage Therapist – 700 Hours

All licenses must be renewed every two years; and though strongly encouraged, continuing education classes are not required for most professions. However, a Cosmetology Instructor needs to complete 24 CEU credits every two years and a Master Cosmetologist must complete 18 CEU credits every two years.

Job and Employment Outlook for Cosmetologists in Mississippi

Mississippi is a great place to raise a family and work. Many places in the state are culturally diverse and Mississippi overall has a competitive economy. The latest information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics places a median income for workers in the personal service field at $22,500. Most workers are self-employed and typically receive tips.